Family Business Management, 15 hp

Family Business Management

15 credits, 2nd Edition – 2021

For information about the course, please contact Massimo Baùlänk till annan webbplats, öppnas i nytt fönster

Certified by Jönköping International Business School,
this course is tailor-made for family business owners, managers and practitioners, and is based on the latest findings from the leading research conducted at the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership (CeFEO).


Working in or with family businesses means both opportunities and challenges. Research shows that family businesses are different from other companies and in order to succeed as professionals in family businesses, it is important to understand their unique characteristics. This applies both if you own or will take over a family business, you are managing, or otherwise working with a family business.

This 15 credits master course is based on 5 module web-based at a quarter speed rate, gives you the opportunity to combine work and studies at university level. In this course, you will meet world-leading researchers, exchange experiences with other professionals and will get the opportunity to apply your new knowledge to your own professional life.


ModulesPeriod
– Family Business, introduction and characteristics – 3 creditsintroductory module
– Family Business Strategy – 3 creditsweeks 9-15, 2021
– Family Business Governance – 3 creditsweeks 17-22, 2021
– Family Business Ownership – 3 creditsweeks 35-40, 2021
– Family Business Emotions – 3 creditsweeks 42-47, 2021


The course is offered at an advanced level and is given in English. The first module "Family Business, introduction and characteristics" will be open to the participants at the time of the enrollment, and will be taken at self-speed as a general introduction to the topics. Each of the other 4 modules lasts for 6 weeks and covers about 10 hours of study per week. Read more about the syllabus here.

This course builds on the research excellence and practical relevance of the Centre for Family Entrepreneurship and Ownership, bridging the core competences of JIBS faculty on family business and ownership. The participants will have a unique opportunity for applying the most relevant theoretical concepts to examples, cases and experiences from family businesses. The course is tailor-made for business owners, professionals and practitioners, working in or with family businesses, as well as for next-generation family business members and successors.


Through the learning platform you’ll get access to recorded lectures, case studies and other study material. Communication takes place largely through discussion forums and e-meetings, but we also offer 4-5 meetings per course to facilitate networking and enable in-person virtual meetings. This flexible form means that within each course section you can, to a large extent, choose the time and place for your studies, while regular deadlines distribute the studies evenly over the course.


  • The applicant has a Bachelor ́s degree and has an extensive leadership experience in a family business.
  • Other applicant with a Bachelor ́s degree or an extensive business experience might be accepted to the course based on clear motivations for participating to a family business course.
  • English proficiency is required (level 6/B or equivalent).


We request all candidates to provide us with an application letter (min 300, max 500 words) written in English. This letter clearly describes the motivations for taking a family business course. In particular, the application letter contains:

  • your personal and professional reasons for taking a Family Business course.
  • description of your leadership experience in a family business (e.g. as owner, member of the board, manager, or successor).
  • indication if you are a member of a family business or to what extent you are connected to a family business.


The application letter should be submitted as a PDF.

You can apply here!


In order to apply, you need to upload the following documents:

  • Bachelor's or Master's diploma and transcript
  • Passport/id card
  • English proficiency
  • Work experience (CV)
  • Application letter


The application letter (min 300, max 500 words) is written in English. This letter clearly describes the motivations for taking a family business course:

  • Your personal and professional reasons for taking a Family Business course.
    description of your leadership experience in a family business (e.g. as owner, member of the board, manager, or successor).
  • indication if you are a member of a family business or to what extent you are connected to a family business.

 

Please contact massimo.bau@ju.se if you need any clarification or support in the application process.

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens.

Non EU/EEA citizens are asked to pay a fee of 30000 SEK to take the course


In addition to the registration of 15 ECTS credits at master’s level, you will receive a certificate in Family Business Management, issued by Jönköping International Business School, after completion of the course.

 

Welcome meetings, take place every first Monday of each module, from 14-15.
Online seminars, every second Friday, from 14-16. Times are expressed as CET (Stockholm time).

 




Welcome meeting

Week 9

March, 1st

14-15

Online seminar

Week 10

March, 12th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 12

March, 26th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 15

April, 16th

14-16




Welcome meeting

Week 17

April, 26th

14-15

Online seminar

Week 18

May, 7th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 20

May, 21st

14-16

Online seminar

Week 22

June, 4th

14-16




Welcome meeting

Week 35

August, 30th

14-15

Online seminar

Week 36

September, 10th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 38

September, 24th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 40

October, 8th

14-16

 

 

 

Welcome meeting

Week 42

October, 18th

14-15

Online seminar

Week 43

October, 29th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 45

November, 12th

14-16

Online seminar

Week 47

November, 26th

14-16

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JFAR21
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

 

Type of course

Single subject

Study type

Distance

Number of required meetings

0

Semester

Spring 2021 - Autumn 2021

Rate of Study

25%

Location

Online

Time

Day

Number of places

up to 25

Examiner

Massimo Bau

Tuition fees do NOT apply for
EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

30 000 SEK

Syllabus

HTML - PDF

 

Other executive education programs and courses

CeFEO has delivered the executive education program “Active Ownership”, to business families from different parts of Sweden. Professor Leif Melin developed this program and lead its delivery for several years. Active Ownership is a fee-based, five-day program customized for each company. It has been given several times to various owner-families. We are ready to deliver this program to new clients who contact JIBS/CeFEO. The program is marketed informally to family businesses that have become involved in the Centre, but there are no formal, systematic marketing activities. The focus of the program is to train members of business families to become active and competent owners. This means training in areas such as leadership, strategic management, governance and conflict resolution.

A variant of the Active Ownership program has also run four times in collaboration with ALMI, a governmental advisory organization for SME development, with the owners of SMEs participating in this three day program. Each time we have had 2-4 owners from four to six companies participating in the program.

CeFEO has also delivered in-company programs and courses on succession, governance and management of family businesses to organizations such as the bank Nordea and Region Dalarna, a regional support organization in mid-Sweden.

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